Globalization: An Introduction

Unit 1: Primary Purpose & Context

Primary Purpose

The purpose of the introduction is to get students to create a collective diagnosis of poverty and globalization.  If the diagnosis is that people are poor because they are lazy, then the solutions tend to be individualistic (e.g. programs to help people find jobs, etc.).  If the diagnosis is that there is an unjust economic system that oppresses and exploits some people while others acquire levels of extreme wealth, then the solutions become very different.


Middle/High School ELA/Social Studies Course